Open online courses in Marine Biotechnology!

Welcome to enroll in our open online courses in marine biotechnology! The courses are aimed at students, teachers, researchers, anyone that is interesting in taking an open online course in marine biotechnology. Right now, we are offering two courses, Blue biotechnology for you and Blue-based solutions. Soon, more courses will be available covering topics such … Continue reading Open online courses in Marine Biotechnology!

Marine Phytoplankton Ecology and Applications – a New Year’s Update

-Caroline Littlefield  Welcome back MPEA members! It’s 2019 and despite the January chill in the air, we are revving our research engines here at Hus Vita. A couple of highlighted updates for the group: The Incredible Edible Algoland Egg! Our hens at Voxtorp Farm in Ljungbyholm have been happily feeding on some of our sustainable … Continue reading Marine Phytoplankton Ecology and Applications – a New Year’s Update

Saving Norra Dragsviken / Rädda Norra Dragsviken: A meeting between LNU and local residents to affect change

This spring, Emil Fridolfsson and Catherine Legrand journeyed to Allaktivitetshuset in Rockneby, where they were met with over 80 enthusiastic residents from around the Norra Dragsviken bay. Big interested had been generated when the results from 2017's summer sampling in Norra Dragsviken was presented.  In this meeting, a working group consisting of Skäggenäs Bygdegårdsförening, Kalmar municipality, … Continue reading Saving Norra Dragsviken / Rädda Norra Dragsviken: A meeting between LNU and local residents to affect change

In FOCUS: A look at building online courses for marine biotechnology and coastal tourism

Over the past year, Professor Catherine Legrand and MPEA research assistant Elisabeth Carlsson have brought LNU into an EU-funded blue-growth project with partners in Denmark, Poland, and Lithuania. The project, Facilitating blue growth with open courses by utilizing R&D products and virtual mobility (FOCUS), aims to offer completely new courses in marine biotechnology and in coastal tourism, using online platforms, free of charge to students. I sat down with Elisabeth Carlsson, who has been working with FOCUS since LNU first got involved, to tell me more about the project.